It’s sort of a busy posting day here at That’s Church, so be sure to scroll down n’at.
Friday we began purchasing items for the Adolescent Medicine ward at Children’s Hospital, gearing up to outfit that entire ward of “frequent fliers” with gaming and more in early April when we install an XBOX in each room.
We met with hospital staff a few weeks ago to talk to Child Life about what the needs/wants of that floor are, and since we’re talking about teenagers, their needs are different from transplant, where the age range was very large. Just wait until you see how good we’re taking care of these kids’ needs. “iPads out the wazoo” is, I think, the proper terminology. But more on that later.
Now, many of you have asked about donating games to Make Room for Kids and we’re going to give you the chance to do that now!
I’m going to give you a link to an Amazon Wish List that I created with the help of the local Microsoft office and MLF — a list of the games for both XBOX and DS that we’d like to gift the floor.
Your options if you’d like to help in this way:
- If you have any used games for DS or XBOX 360, you can donate them in their original packaging to MR4K by mailing them to the Mario Lemieux Foundation at 816 Fifth Avenue, 6th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. We are looking for the games in the Wish List, but perhaps you might have other titles you think the teenagers would enjoy. If so, please do not donate any game with a rating higher than T. Be sure to send me an email and let me know what you’re sending.
- You can purchase directly from the Wish List if you’d like. Simply indicate at Amazon checkout that you wish the items to be shipped to the address of the wish list registry. It will be hidden, but that is the MLF address. If you order directly from the Wish List, it will update and let us know how many were purchased. We are requesting two of each game.
- You can go to a physical store and purchase any game and mail it to MLF. Just be sure to send me an email and let me know so I can keep track.
- You can donate iTunes cards that will be given to the Adolescent Medicine ward to use to place games, apps, and books on the iPads. Have them sent to MLF as well and again, let me know about it.
Lots of ways for you to pitch in if you haven’t yet done so and wish to help us out with this phase of MR4K. Please do not personally deliver any games to the MLF offices, unless you have a HUGE number of games to donate, but rather drop them in the mail.
Here’s the wish list! Be sure to read the comments I put on each game.
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